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04/03/2021

SPAB archive volunteer, Gillian Goodridge remembers a summertime visit to St Enodoc’s Church in Cornwall, beloved of poet and campaigner John Betjeman.

03/03/2021

The Naval Dockyards Society is campaigning to save listed industrial heritage at Pembroke Dockyard in south-west Wales.

15/02/2021

It’s not Sutton Hoo, but archaeology trials uncovered artefacts which add to the developing story of our medieval building.

08/02/2021

John Ruskin was born on this day in 1819. Dr Peter Burman, architectural historian, reflects on the importance of this founding member of the SPAB.

28/01/2021

Writer Gillian Darley visits our archive to explore the history of this coastal Saxon church

22/01/2021

We are delighted to announce our new SPAB Chair, Nichola Tasker. Nichola brings a wealth of organisational knowledge to the role with her experience as a Trustee and Guardian. Nichola is a conservation architect and SPAB Scholar (1998).

21/01/2021

Our founder William Morris’ designs arguably helped to shape our enduring taste for wallpapers. But how did British wallpaper develop, and how was it made?

12/01/2021

In anticipation of a talk in March on their collaboration, we looked to our archives to explore John Piper’s involvement in the establishment of our Betjeman Award over 30 years ago, to honour his friend’s love of ancient churches.

06/01/2021

The first John Betjeman Award in Ireland recognises sensitive external stonework conservation.

04/01/2021

If you take a country walk along the public footpath south-west of the historic town of Coggeshall in Essex, you’ll find an elegant iron footbridge